Tuesday, April 4, 2017
I Think It's Really Spring!
We have had a stretch of dry weather! I see on our weather station monitor that it is currently 59.2 degrees. I don't know if it officially made it to 60 today or not, but that has been a target for us. This has been a long, cold, wet winter and early spring that has had all of the locals complaining.
Rain returns tonight, but while we had the chance, we made hay while the sun shines. I think we have all of the pruning and clipping and cleaning up done here in our yard, and Monday we spent the day in Jill's yard, doing the same. While I crawled on hands and knees, weeding, Jill and Tom pruned and got the vegetable garden dug. They tried to get her lawn mowed, but her lawn mower wouldn't start, so today Tom got ours mowed and then took the lawn mower over to her house and Jill and Tom got her hay field mowed.
I planted a pot of primroses for Jill and did some cleaning up on her deck this morning, and then this afternoon, while Tom mowed, I took photos and went for my walk.
Here is proof that it is spring!
Violets, daffodils and primroses.
Pulmonaria and hellebore and daffodils.
Chickadees are nesting in the church bird house.
Our native trillium
An early rhododendron
New green lighting up the path.
Oxalis bubbling up.
Native red flowering current.
One of many forms of epimedium.
A red flowering corydalis.
Leucojum ( tall snow drops)
Mowing man. More moss than grass, I'm afraid.
This is yellow and pink time, yellow daffodils and forsythia, which we have, but I had to go on my walk and borrow the pink - plum and cherry blossoms.
And dandelions! Not in our lawn, of course. :-)
I think I can be happy to be indoors now as the rain returns, at least for a few days. But my garden will be calling me. There is always more to do and more to discover.